Visual Communications & LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

  • CA


120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles
United States

About Us

Founded in 1970 by a group of pioneering independent filmmakers, Visual Communications has evolved from being the first Asian Pacific media arts center dedicated to the honest and accurate portrayals of the Asian American people and heritage to an artistic development nexus for Asian Pacific media creators. Visual Communications’ mission is to develop and promote the diverse voices of Asian Pacific American filmmakers and media artists who empower communities, challenge perspectives, and shape the landscape of visual culture.

For over 45 years, VCs has provided innovative, effective, and socially responsible programs and services to meet the changing needs of our communities. VC’s annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, now in its 32nd year, brings both classic and cutting-edge cinema to eager audiences throughout Los Angeles. The C3: Conference for Creative Content is a two-day media arts conference focused to provide our creative community a space for meaningful discourse on media and entertainment. Additionally, VC’s media arts training and education initiatives include the Armed with a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Artists and the Digital Histories video production and digital storytelling workshops for senior citizens.  Other programs and services include: historical photographic and moving image collections; independent and community film productions; film and video exhibitions; media artist support; and artist mentorship and resource sharing.


Visual Communications is an equal opportunity employer.